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New Jersey Just Took Bold Action on Exclusionary Zoning. Will Other States Follow Its Model?

Adam Gordon | Next City

With the U.S. in the worst housing affordability crisis of our lifetimes, lawmakers at all levels of government are increasingly feeling pressure to act. In March, President Biden unveiled a housing plan featuring two new tax credits, while state and local leaders across the country...

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CT housing advocates say they’re tired of waiting for change

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

Housing advocates have a message for state lawmakers: They are tired of waiting for change while thousands of Connecticut residents face housing costs they can’t afford and the prospect of losing their homes.

In a pair of press conferences at the state Capitol on Thursday,...

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Uncertainty remains on bills addressing CT housing crisis this legislative session

Susan Raff & Zoe Strothers | WFSB

There isn’t enough to meet the demand, especially affordable housing.

While there are 6 new bills to address the problem, lawmakers have yet to act, and time is running out for anything to get done this session.

Houses for sale don’t stay on...

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Tenants Groups Rally For More Protection Against Evictions Without Cause

Jamil Ragland | CT News Junkie

A coalition of advocacy groups urged the legislature Thursday to pass a bill expanding just-cause eviction protections to all residents.

S.B. 143. The bill would expand just-cause eviction protections to all renters in the state.

Representatives from the Connecticut Tenants Union, Make The Road...

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Renters push for ban on 'no cause' evictions, but CT lawmakers are wary

John Craven | News12

Renters packed into the state Capitol on Thursday, pushing legislation that would guarantee lease renewals in most cases.

But landlords are fighting back – and lawmakers are listening.

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Wide-ranging CT affordable housing bill sparks familiar arguments

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

Housing Committee members heard familiar arguments Tuesday on a wide-ranging bill that aims to increase affordable housing supply in Connecticut. While opponents argued for local control and less density, advocates spoke about a need to alleviate the fallout from the affordable housing crisis.

Senate Bill...

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Opinion: Can CT move past a shameful history of segregation?

Constance L. Royster & Philip Tegeler | CT Mirror

The state deserves credit for the release of the Connecticut Housing & Segregation Study, which was made public in January. This deep dive into the state’s residential housing patterns reveals historic discrimination that has persisted to the present day and continues...

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After day-long debate, Housing Committee OKs tenant protections

Ginny Monk | CT Mirror

Housing Committee members passed additional tenant protections for Connecticut renters Thursday, despite opposition from Republicans who said the bills violate property rights and discriminate against landlords in a manner similar to discrimination based on race or gender.

During a meeting that spanned eight hours, members...

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To solve Connecticut’s housing crisis, start by taking these steps

Erin Boggs | CT Mirror

The housing crisis in Connecticut takes many forms. Whether it’s a lack of starter homes for young families, a shortage of units for employers looking to grow their workforce or the devastating increase in homelessness, the state is suffering on multiple levels.

There is no...

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